The Secretary General is appointed by the Executive Committee. S/He is responsible for the administration of the association, and directs the Secretariat. In accordance with the instructions given by the President and/or the Executive Committee, the Secretary General acts as IPA's spokesperson at meetings and in dealings with external organisations. S/He organises and undertakes the representational and liaison activities necessary for securing support for and the implementation of the IPA's policies and the achievement and recognition of its objectives.
IPA's current Secretary General is José Borghino who is assisted by Project and Office Manager in charge of the projects coordination, communication and a smooth office running.